Today I reached my 12 year anniversary of employment with Autodesk. That is 84 in dog years or 4,383 days. I have been happy and challenged while at Autodesk and look forward to at least another 84 years. I came here from using Autodesk products in the design world to building and designing the products I used as a customer. I came with wide eyes and copious brown hair. Now I have some grey hair that I recently shaved off, some wrinkles, and a mild nervous twitch when I hear the words “action item”, “no problem”, “works on my machine”, “meeting” or “scope”.
If I was in the main corporate office in California today, I would typically be taken out back and beaten with a firm stick, wait I mean taken out to lunch with free drinks to celebrate. Since I am working remotely from Utah today, I will just take a moment to smile, reflect, laugh and remember all the great customers and coworkers I consider friends, and the projects from the past years and look forward to many more to come.
Maybe I will get myself a big schooner of beer, purchase a self designed 4 foot tall trophy to mark the occasion or perhaps that special eye popping bling I saw in a store window when in Hong Kong, and then.expense report it all. OK maybe not.
Seriously all joking aside I have a great job, employer, and top notch coworkers except for that Kurt... ;-)
Onward and upward,